Re: [asa] Forums?

From: j burg <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Sep 12 2008 - 09:37:06 EDT

We here in Houston have an ugly monster named "Ike" who is coming to
visit this evening.

Burgy

On 9/12/08, Merv <mrb22667@kansas.net> wrote:
> Also seriously; even though I use dial-up at home, I agree that forums
> are much nicer and dial-up doesn't prevent me from enjoying either one.
> It just helps me maintain a higher threshold of patience.
>
> (...I wish I really did have a barn. I'd hate to have to keep grumpy
> gators in line, though!)
> -Merv
>
> Skrogh: You have a barn? What luxury!
>
> =========================================
>
> James Patterson wrote:
>> I'm from Louisiana.
>>
>> We have gators generating the power. :)
>>
>> But seriously, a good forum program can easily be configured to turn off
>> graphics. Should be no difference in speed for dial-up, AAMOF, just use a
>> text-based browser. Phpbb isn't bad, especially if you pay for the higher
>> end one. However there are nice packages that are completely free, use php
>> and mysql.
>>
>> It's not that I can't live with listserves...I can. But I've used both
>> forums and listserves - the forum is better for looking back in time at
>> threads, for searching, for archiving, for organizing. There really isn't
>> much competition there. The problem is always getting folks to change.
>> Grumpy old theologians aren't about changing their ways, lol.
>>
>> God bless,
>>
>> James Patterson, Shreveport
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
>> Behalf Of Merv
>> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:36 PM
>> To: asa@calvin.edu
>> Subject: Re: [asa] Forums?
>>
>> Speakin' from Kansas --- I do hope y'all do the right thing by us.
>> Bessy gets grumpy after only fifteen minutes of being harnessed to the
>> lektric generator. All those vacuum tubes in the teletype draw so much
>> power 'n all. Heats up our barn.
>>
>> --Merv
>>
>> Murray Hogg wrote:
>>
>>> Hi David,
>>>
>>> What's this "dialup" you're all speaking about?
>>>
>>> Is it quicker that Kangaroo?
>>>
>>> And is the upgrade complicated?
>>>
>>> We only changed over from Koala to Kangaroo last month so we AT LAST
>>> have free roaming - with Koala you need a gum-tree to access your
>>> messages whereas Kangaroos can go anywhere!
>>>
>>> However, like most people, we did have problems with mixed protocols
>>> during the transition. A Kangaroo at speed meeting a gum-tree is not a
>>> pretty sight and tends to garble one's messages...
>>>
>>>
>>>> From the land WAY out West (and then South a fair bit),
>>>>
>>> Murray.
>>> David Opderbeck wrote:
>>>
>>>> There are still people who use dialup? Maybe out in some forsaken
>>>> western states. ;-)
>>>>
>
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